West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC ) is the official civil service examination conducted by the Public Service Commission of the state of West Bengal. The WBPSC examination is commonly held one time a year. The Commission releases the official notification regarding the examination and other compliance details in accordance with the schedule the examination is finalized. The WBPSC 2022 Exam will also be notified on the official website of WBPSC.
This exam is also referred to as WBCS and WBPSC Exam.
The Exam is broadly divided into three qualifying rounds:
Though there are three sets of qualifying rounds except one single application is the only requirement, though the admit cards for all three would be different which has to be downloaded separately each time you qualify for each progressing round.
Candidates who clear the Preliminary exam will appear for the Mains examination thereafter for the Personality test round. This set of exams will last at least one and half years long and there are periodic intervals in between which can be utilized by the candidates for preparations.
As per the recent notification:
|Type||State Autonomous Recruitment Body|
|Purpose||Qualifying Exam for Group A, B, C, D service category|
|Chairman||Shri Piyali Sengupta, IAS (Retd.)|
The Commission conducts the annual exam for those candidates who meet the eligibility criteria for recruitment to the Administrative Depts. Under West Bengal Govt. The notification can be looked upon on the official website of the WBPSC.
This exam shall be recognized as a combined competitive exam (CCE) for all four groups of service. The candidates can apply for more than one group parallel and there shall be no separate applications for the same but a single application with provisions to indicate choice of groups.
|Category||Exam Fee||Service Charges|
|Unreserved||210/-||+ Rupees 5 as service charge for online payment through debit/credit card. Or + Rupees 5 as service charge for net banking. Or + Rupees 20 as service charge for payment off-line mode. + GST as applicable govt. duty.|
|SC/ST candidates of West Bengal or PwD candidates with 40% above disability.||No fees apply.||No service charges are applicable.|
|Backward Classes of West Bengal and SC/ST/BC candidates of other States.||210/-||+ Rupees 5 as service charge for online payment through debit/credit card. Or + Rupees 5 as service charge for net banking. Or +Rs 20 as service charge for payment off-line mode. + GST as applicable govt. duty.|
As per the official notification:
|WBCS 2022 Notification||26th February 2022|
|WBCS Online Registration||03rd March 2022|
|Last Date to Apply Online||24th March 2022|
|Last Date to Pay Online fee||24th March 2022|
|Closing date for submission of fees through offline||25th March 2022|
|Application Editing Window Period||01st to 07th April 2022|
|WBCS Prelims Admit Card 2022||June 2022|
|WBCS Prelims Exam Date 2022||19th June 2022|
|WBCS Mains Exam Date 2022||To be notified|
The official notification for the WBPSC Exam 2022 . Usually every year the notification is made public in the month of November every year for the succeeding year examination, but owing to the existing pandemic situations and unpredictable policies of state governments regarding lockdown in the country, there has been a default in practice.
The notification contains details such as stages of exams, type of exams, examination process, tentative dates of examination, pay scales of all the four groups namely A, B, C, and D services are specified, reservation criteria’s, candidature qualifications, age limit, fee, etc. are stated.
Below is the tabular view of important notification details on WBPSC Exam 2022.
The prescribed fees for the WBPSC Exam are Rupees 210 (two hundred and ten) only which shall have an addition of applicable service charges as well. Below is a detailed description of Note: No claim for refund of application fees once submitted shall be entertained or processed nor shall it be held to be processed for any other exam.
Eligibility in terms of educational qualifications and age criteria both should be satisfied.
General age criteria for all the four groups are stated below:
|Group||Minimum Age||Maximum Age||Description|
|‘A’ & ‘C’||21 years||36 years||Born between 2nd January 1986 and 1st January 2001|
|‘B’||20 years||36 years||Born between 2nd January 1986 and 1st January 2002|
|‘D’||21 years||39 years||Born between 2nd January 1983 and 1st January 2001|
Note: Those candidates whose birth date falls between 1st Jan 2001 and 1st Jan 2002 i.e. those who are of 20-21 years of age as of 1st Jan 2022 can apply for group ‘B’ only.
However, there is age relaxation for the SC/ST candidates of West Bengal which shall be by 5 years and Backward Class candidates of West Bengal shall have 3 years relaxation from the original stipulation of the age limit.
The SC/ST/BC candidates from other states shall be considered equal to candidates from the general category.
In the case of PwD candidates, the age relaxation extended is up to 45 years of their age.
Other than the above-mentioned eligibility stipulations the following conditions must also be satisfied.
The vacancies for the WBPSC Preliminary Examination 2022 is yet to be notified, however the examination date and admit card details are out in the public forum. The vacancy list will be notified in the coming days when the administrative departments notify their respective vacancies, so the candidates should keep a close watch on the official website of the WBPSC
Posts/services- WBPSC (EXE.) Exam 2022
The posts available in the Administrative Departments of the West Bengal Government are stated below.
|GROUP‘A’||1. W.B Civil Service (Exe.) 2. Asst. Comm. of Rev. in the integrated W.B Revenue Service 3. W.B Co-op Service 4. W.B Labour Service 5. W.B Food & Supplies Service 6. W.B Employment Service|
|GROUP‘B’||W .B Police Service|
|GROUP‘C’||1. Supt, Dist. Correctional Home / Dpty Supt, Central Correctional Home 2. Jt. Block Dev. OFF 3. Dpty. Asst. Dir. of Consumer Affairs and Fair Biz. Practices 4. W.B Jr. Social Welfare Svc 5. W.B Subor. Land Rev. Svc, Grd-I 6. Asst. Commercial Tax Officer 7. Jt. Regstr (W.B State Consumer Disputes Redressal Comm. under the Consumer Aff. Dept., Govt. of W.B) 8. Asst. Canal Rev. OFF (Irrigation) 9. Chf. Controller of Correctional Svc.|
|GROUP’D’||1. Insp. of Co-op. Societies 2. Panchayat Dev. OFF. under the Panchayat and Rural Dev. Dept. 3. Rehab. OFF. under the Refugee Relief and Rehab. Dept.|
The remuneration and other allowances vary according to each post in each group and they are clearly stated in the official notification which is released by the Commission. Though the posts in each group remain mostly the same every year, however, the vacancies created may only be known when the respective departments notify the same.
Below the posts along with the remuneration and allowance details can be viewed.
|West Bengal PSC 2022 (WBPSC 2022)|
|Group Name||Post Description||Pay scale + Allowance|
|Group ‘A’||1. W.B Civil Service (Exe.) 2. Asst. Comm. of Rev. in the integrated W.B Revenue Service 3. W.B Co-op Service 4. W.B Labour Service 5. W.B Food & Supplies Service 6. W.B Employment Service||(56,100 – 1, 44,300) + Allowance|
|Group ‘B’||W .B Police Service||(56,100 – 1, 44,300) + ALL.|
|Group ‘C’||1. Supt, Dist. Correctional Home / Dpty Supt, Central Correctional Home 2. Jt. Block Dev. OFF 3. Dpty. Asst. Dir. of Consumer Affairs and Fair Biz. Practices 4. W.B Jr. Social Welfare Svc 5. W.B Subor. Land Rev. Svc, Grd-I 6. Asst. Commercial Tax Officer 7. Jt. Regstr (W.B State Consumer Disputes Redressal Comm. under the Consumer Aff. Dept., Govt. of W.B) 8. Asst. Canal Rev. OFF (Irrigation) 9. Chf. Controller of Correctional Svc.||(42,600 – 1, 09,800) + ALL. (39,900 – 1, 02,800) + Allowance (35,800 – 92,100) + Allowance|
|Group‘D’||1. Insp. of Co-op. Societies 2. Panchayat Dev. OFF. under the Panchayat and Rural Dev. Dept. 3. Rehab. OFF. under the Refugee Relief and Rehab. Dept.||(32,100-82,900) + Stipulated allowances.|
The brief syllabus on all the three rounds of examination has been discussed below:
The preliminary round of examination will have questions on the following topics.
|Sr.No.||Description Of Topics||Language|
|1.||Current Events (National & International Importance)||Bengali & English|
|3.||Geography of India with focus on West Bengal|
|4.||General Mental Ability|
|6.||History of India|
|7.||Indian National Movement|
|8.||Indian Polity and Economy|
The Mains examination has 6 compulsory papers and two optional subject papers. The details are stated below:
|1.||Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning.||–|
|2.||English||Composition & Translation from Santali/Nepali/Urdu/Hindi/ Bengali to English, Report Drafting (up to 200 words)/ Letter writing (150 words), Précis Writing.|
|3.||General Studies-I||The History of India with the significance of National Movement and Indian Geographical structure with prominence to West Bengal.|
|4.||General Studies-II||Current Affairs, Environment, General Knowledge, Science, Scientific & Technological advancement.|
|5.||Santali/Nepali/Urdu/Hindi/ Bengali||Précis Writing, Composition and Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali, Letter writing (up to 150 words) / Drafting of Report (200 words),|
|6.||The Constitution of India (along with Indian Economy, role and functioning of the RBI.||–|
There will be two papers from optional subjects chosen by the candidate from the choices given in Appendix-I in official notification.
The interview is on the generic tastes and interests of the candidates. It is for analyzing the personality traits and general interest of the candidate.
The Prelims Exams only have Paper I which shall be on General topics. As opposed to the Mains Examination there are no subjective type of questions but the only objective types of questions which form 200 questions in total which are objective in nature. These are multiple-choice questions and each question will carry one mark each and that makes it to a total of 200 marks in total.
The examination is for two and half hours. Since there is only a single paper to attempt for the preliminary round there is no break in between and it shall be two and half hours at a stretch.
Though the exam pattern is objective in the preliminary examination, the main agenda behind this first screening round itself is to test the standard of knowledge of the candidates as those who have graduated from recognized Universities, irrespective of their professional expertise.
This screening test will help separate the better candidates from the general lot, however, Preliminary Examination marks will only provide an entry to the Mains Examination only. The candidates will only get to the Interview round only on basis of the WBPSC 2022 Mains Examination marks. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination will not be of value to the final selection process.
Only those candidates who clear the Preliminary examination of the specific year for which he/she has applied will appear for the WBPSC 2022 Mains Exam for that specific year. There is no carry forward rule applicable here.
After successfully clearing the Prelims, the candidates get a chance to attempt the WBPSC 2022 Mains Examination. Unlike the Preliminary round, the Mains Examination has six sets of papers which are mandatory, and an optional subject that shall have two assessment papers. So it counts to 8 papers in total, which the Mains Examination qualified candidates have to appear for.
The optional subject which shall have two papers is only for those candidates who have opted either for Group ‘A’ or Group “B” posts/ services and also for those candidates who have applied for posts in both the groups.
There is a stipulated list of optional subjects given in the official notification of the Public service Commission, West Bengal. The candidate can himself crawl through the list and choose his choice of optional subject in which he wants to give the examination.
|1.||Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning.||“The questions for all these 4 papers shall be Objective MCQ Pattern.”||‘’ 200 Marks for each paper”||“3 hours”|
|2.||Indian Constitution and Indian Economy including role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India.|
|5||General English||“Subjective Questions.”|
The expected standard of questions asked in the compulsory papers OF WBPSC Exam is that of a graduate in any discipline and that of optional subject papers, the n standard would be kept of an Honors degree graduate.
Those candidates who qualify for the Mains examination shall in the order of their merit be called for the WBPSC 2022 personality test. This shall be for all the Groups i.e. ‘A’, ‘B’,’ C’,’ D’. The questioning pattern would be simply based on general matters. As the name suggests, the idea underneath the Personality Test round is to assess the personality of the candidates and to know the candidates’ areas of interest.
Those candidates whose candidature is for the post listed in Group ‘B’ shall be tested on the skills required for that particular service.
The marks allocation for the interview round is different for all the groups.
|Marks Allocation for Interview Round|
|1. Grp ‘A’||200|
|2. Grp ‘B’||200|
|3. Grp ‘C’||150|
|4. Grp ‘D’||100|
Note: The candidates will not be having a consecutive interview for the multiple posts applied under different groups. There will be only a single interview round in which the candidate shall be tested for all the services he has applied for and accordingly the marks will be awarded.
The WBPSC Admit Card 2022 will be released on the official website of WBPSC ten to twelve days prior to the exam. The candidates must carry the WBPSC Admit Card to the examination centre. The important details that will be mentioned on the WBPSC Admit Card 2022 are:
Prior to the WBPSC 2022 Exam result, the answer key of the examination is put out on the official website of the Commission for reference by the candidates within the duration of few days after the examination. The candidates are free to download the answer key are have a quick comparison to assess the answers marked by them and the actual correct answers. And accordingly, the candidates can have a beforehand assessment of their answers and calculate their possible tentative score.
However, the final results declared officially by the commission shall hold valid for the further selection procedure.
After the answer key is published, within a short duration itself the results of the WBPSC 2022 Exam are also announced on the official website of the Commission. The merit list containing the names of the selected candidates will be published. The candidates shall keep a regular check and access the official website of the West Bengal Public Service Commission for updates on the exams and results.
The candidates shall download a copy for themselves for future references.
Interested candidates can apply online. The applications are received only in online mode. However, the fees are accepted in offline mode as well. The candidates should keep a check on the WBPSC Exam portal for application deadline dates. However, most of the time the pre-notified date of lapse of time for filling notification gets extended.
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Ans. No, WBPSC 2022 application form is not available offline. The WBCS Online Application 2022 link was available starting March 3, 2022. The deadline to submit BCS forms was March 24, 2022. Applicants inclined to take the West Bengal Civil Services test should apply online by Clicking Here.
Ans. On April 28, the WBPSC released the WBCS 2022 test schedule. The WBCS 2022 prelims test will be held in a single sitting across the state on June 19. The Commission will distribute the WBCS 2022 admission card one week before the test dates. On March 3, the WBPSC issued the WBCS 2022 announcement, and the deadline to apply online was March 24.
Ans. The West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) still has to release the formal announcement for the WBPSC recruitment 2022. However, WPPSC will provide information about the recruiting method for Group A, Group B, Group C, and Group D positions and the number of openings on its official web page. Therefore, before applying for WBPSC recruitment 2022, one must routinely check the official website for the latest changes and releases.
Ans. Both the prelims and mains examinations for WBCS 2022 are held in an offline format. The applicant must be present physically with his or her admission card and a valid photo ID. The WBCS interview will take place at the WBPSC headquarters. According to the circumstances, WBPSC can also conduct an online interview.
Ans. WBCS 2022 has 200 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) worth one mark in the preliminary written test. There is a system for negative marking for each wrong response. Each accurate answer is worth one point, whereas each incorrect response is worth thirteen points. Every incorrect response receives a negative mark, which is deducted from the total. This 1/3rd refers to one-third of a question’s total marks. For each wrong answer, 1/3 of a point is removed.